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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by hobie7 View Post

I guess it depends on the driver! Ac30 is certainly an All Mountain ski

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Originally Posted by Keith Jordan View Post

"All-mountain" is a myth, or at best, means different things to different people. For $1000 US, you have a huge selection of skis and bindings ... dunno Canadian pricing.

I love the AC50, you might as well, unless you do (or want to do) a lot of deep powder off-piste skiing. You can find them online for $800ish US or possibly cheaper.

Hint - usually Dawgctaching or SierraJim have the best, most knowledgeable advice and the most experience. The AC30/40 or 50 will NEVER make the list of someone like the OP who wants a ski to take to Banff.

They're fine groomer skis, but far too stiff to be considered a decent all-mountain ski, which, btw, is no myth (see Dawg's suggestion of the Sultan).

Nonsense about the driver - many here could drive anything anywhere, that doesn't make it good for the intended purpose, or what the questioner wants. AC30 might be all mountain in VT, but in the real world of real mountains - umm, not a chance.
post #32 of 40
You cited my comment that "all-mountain skis are a myth" but did not address the clarification, "or at best means different things to different people." All-mountain for some people means good at off-piste but not bad at on-piste, and for others means the opposite. I mostly ski on-piste and I've never been to Banff. The AC50 is "all-mountain" from my perspective but maybe not yours.

The original poster mentioned he does blacks with difficulty.
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post #33 of 40
Thread Starter 
 I'm thinking that I can't think I can go wrong with the Dynastar Legend Sultans or the Fischer Wateas, but I'm sort of thinking Ima go with the Dynastars. 

If anyone else has any other suggestions, it will be well appreciated.
post #34 of 40
Go for the Blizzard Mags
Great skis, good price
post #35 of 40
Thread Starter 
 Has anybody used the Line Prophets? I hear they're one of the best all mountain twins?
post #36 of 40
I ski the hill with great force and power and im always looking for jumps and learning new tricks! i bought the  2010 K2 schizo extremes and they are a great all mountain ski. they are 118-85-109 and with the schizo binding they do well in powder even tho they arent the widest of skis. i weigh 165 lbs and im 5'11'' they do super well for me! i think you would love them!
post #37 of 40
I ski the hill with great force and power and im always looking for jumps and learning new tricks! i bought the  2010 K2 schizo extremes and they are a great all mountain ski. they are 118-85-109 and with the schizo binding they do well in powder even tho they arent the widest of skis. i weigh 165 lbs and im 5'11'' they do super well for me! i think you would love them!
post #38 of 40

a few random thoughts, if your 15 and 140, do you have a good feel of what you'll be in 2-3 yrs by either siblings or parents.  it certainly won't help now but you noted skis you wish to keep and if your still growing, anything now may be a bit wrong later.

to consider is anything with an integrated binding (Blizzard, Nordica, Elan, etc) so that in a few yrs, you can sell em off and buy newer stuff.  Close outs or even lightly used demos may offer you an inexpensive option.  My ski's now were almost all purchased as 'demos', the Top Fuels i have were 'demos' never used and were a bargin.  I only have other skis as they were inexpensive enough that i figure, why get rid of em when they were 'cheap'.   From a particular brand, i'm actually partial to an older pair of Elan's and they're higher on the skill curve than I am, they too were a bargin, but the point is that they're older and a great ski. 

you may wish to consider SkiCanada magazine reviews besides dealer recommendations.  I liked their charts as it also gave weight recommendations, being heavy with 50+ lbs on you, it's nice to have a feeling of what a ski can handle.  but demo sure is the best way if at all possible.

 

post #39 of 40
Thread Starter 
 Hey Pete, I don't think I'll be growing much more than four more inches; at my last doctors check up they stated that I'd be between 5 foot 8 and 6 2. Yes, I would prefer to buy some skis that would last a good number of seasons.

I've checked out that SkiCanada chart and it seems to have a lot of info. The only thing about demoing is that I'm pretty sure that the demo days at the mountains near me are already passed.
post #40 of 40
The Hot Rods are a great series of all mtn skis. I have been skiing the Hot Rod Modified for the past few years and they are great. I have demo'ed the AC30s and they are also very good. They are lighter weight under foot but not as stable in the crud or at high speed as the Hot Rods. I also weigh about 145 and have moved the center point of my bindings forward by about 1cm and have a better balance point on the skis.
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